Integrating Waterproof HMIs with Leading Food & Beverage Manufacturers
If you work in a processing facility for the food or beverage industry you will know the environments require the use of high-pressure wash-downs and harsh disinfectants to uphold a hygienic environment. Many manufacturing facilities to this day are utilising retrofit consumer-grade computers and displays housed in IP rated enclosures to protect their equipment from food particles, spraying water and chemicals used in clean downs. If these retrofit enclosures were to fail then the consumer-grade hardware will be compromised to ingress and can ultimately fail, causing costly shutdowns to manufacturing.
“Having successfully deployed hundreds of waterproof HMIs and waterproof touchscreen displays into the food processing industry we have valuable insight to the technology challenges within these harsh environments.” Andrew Whitehouse, Managing Director at Things Embedded.
Common Hardware Failures Found in the Food Processing Industry
- Clunky retrofit enclosures using consumer grade hardware taking up too much space.
- Water and dust ingress from substandard protection.
- Degradation from harsh chemicals used for sanitising surfaces.
- Food and debris build-up in hardware crevices.
- Inoperable HMIs integrated with the wrong touch technology.
- Poor display visibility in high bright manufacturing plants.
- Not passing food safety certification.
Reliable Waterproof HMIs Meeting Strict Requirements for Hygiene & Cleaning
10″ Quad Core Waterproof Stainless Steel Panel PC
15″ Stainless Steel HMI with 10x M12 COM Ports
17″ IP66/69K Stainless Steel LCD Display with Resistive Touch
19″ Wide Temperature Stainless Steel Waterproof Touchscreen
21.5″ HD Stainless Steel Resistive Touch HMI
21.5″ Widescreen Industrial IP66/69K Stainless Steel Display
23.8″ Full HD Industrial Stainless Steel PCAP Wide Touchscreen
Partnering with Arestech, our range of waterproof panel PCs and waterproof monitors are designed to avoid the typical challenges in the food and beverage industry. Innovative designs and technologies help to maintain a clean and hygienic environment, allowing you to avoid the worries about safety standards and regulatory requirements.
The system chassis on our stainless computers are manufactured with food grade stainless steel supporting a thin profile, curved edges, and smooth surfaces which make it easy to clean. All known cleaning detergents and disinfectants are supported for use without causing corrosion. Fanless operation and M12 waterproof I/O connectors with a high pressure proof design guarantees ingress protection from intensive cleaning and washdown protocol. Also configured with auto calibrated projective capacitive touchscreen displays for seamless operation with the use of gloves. Passing the EN 1672-2 international food safety certification our food processing HMIs are guaranteed to operate reliably for years of 24/7 use.
Beverage & Bottling HMI Overview
Chemically Safe Materials: 304 & 316 Grade Stainless Steel
Ingress Protection: Front IP65 to IP69K
Display Sizes: 10″ to 32″
Touch Technology: Multi Touch or Protective Glass
Brightness Levels: Standard & Hight Bright Sunlight Readable Display
Operating Temperatures: Standard or Extended Wide Temperature Support
Mounting Options: Panel Mount & VESA Mount
CPU Options: Intel Atom, Celeron, Pentium & Core Processors
I/O: M12 Waterproof Connectors supporting Gigabit LAN, USB, RS-232
Power: 9-36V DC Wide Range Power Input
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Linux